Alexander Cameron (barrister)

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Alexander Allan Cameron QC (born 27 August 1963) is an English barrister.[1]

Early life[edit]

Alexander Cameron is the elder son of stockbroker Ian Donald Cameron (12 October 1932 – 8 September 2010)[2] and his wife Mary Fleur (born Mount,[3] 1934[4]) His younger brother is David Cameron, the former British Prime Minister. Alexander was educated at Eton College and the University of Bristol (LLB), and was called to the bar from the Inner Temple in 1986.[1]


On 31 October 2013, he appeared in some of the first television footage to be broadcast from the Court of Appeal of England and Wales since 1925, according to ITV.[5] Sky News reported that he was the first barrister to be shown on television arguing a case in the Court of Appeal.[6] It happened on the first day cameras were allowed into the court after a ban of 90 years.[7] Cameron said "It's surprising. I only found out yesterday it was happening."[6] The Guardian characterized him as "making television history".[8]

In 2012, Cameron was the victim of a stalking case involving a Polish woman named Szymanska.[9]

In 2014 he appeared pro bono for the defence in a fraud trial, where the judge halted the trial on the grounds that the defendants could not receive a properly funded defence for a lengthy complex trial. [10]

Some of his high-profile cases include heading the legal chambers that represented Rebekah Brooks in a phone hacking defence.[11]

He is a member of White's.



  1. ^ a b CAMERON, Alexander Allan. Who's Who. 2014 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  2. ^ Boden, Nicola (9 September 2010). "David Cameron's father dies in France after suffering a stroke while on holiday". London: Daily Mail.
  3. ^ "Obituary - Ian Cameron". Telegraph. London. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  4. ^ Debrett's Peerage Ltd (1 June 1990). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage: With Her Majesty's Royal Warrant Holders. Debrett's Peerage. p. 619. ISBN 978-0-312-04640-8.
  5. ^ "Prime Minister's brother in landmark court footage", ITV, 31 October 2013
  6. ^ a b First Televised Court Hearing Makes History, Sky News, 31 October 2013
  7. ^ Claire Carter (31 October 2013). "David Cameron's brother Alex Cameron first barrister filmed in court after camera ban lifted". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  8. ^ Owen Bowcott (31 October 2013). "David Cameron's brother stars in court of appeal TV debut". The Guardian. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  9. ^ James Millbank (22 January 2012). "Cameron's barrister brother 'stalked' by glamorous Polish woman 'who pestered him with calls and texts'". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  10. ^ "Legal aid row leads to halting of serious fraud trial". BBC. 2 May 2014.
  11. ^ Steven Raeburn (5 June 2013). "Prime Minister's barrister brother heads legal chambers representing Rebekah Brooks in phone hacking defence". The Drum. Retrieved November 3, 2013.

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